I took part, with 70 others, in the opening ride of the Pennine Cycleway which stretches 350 very hilly miles from Derby to Berwick, mainly on little roads, cyclepaths & tracks.
But first I cycled to Derby and after cycled back from Berwick to Colne, doing a total of over 700 miles in 13 days. For more info on the Pennine Cycleway, see the Sustrans website
Before getting to the start of the inaugural ride of the Pennine Cycleway, I cycled from Colne to Derby. After an overnight stop at Hathersage side I came upon this facade of the former Bakewell station *
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No railway, now the Monsal Trail cyclepath on the old track bed through the station *
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The former main station building - there is quite a strong movement to restore the railway to matlock to the south and Buxton to the west
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Looking back from the south east
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looking back to Bakewell, then another overnight stop at Milford near Belper
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Third day, arrived at Derby, and the start of the inaugural ride of the Pennine Cycleway, July 10th, 2003
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We left Buxton on the Long Hill - and it was - then we left that road for a lane that was even steeper - and then, still going up, it turned into a rough track - "What are they trying to do to us?" - but it was worth it when we got to the top - astounding views *
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these three photos, this, the last & the next, I took a year later when I returned to one of my favourite parts of the Cycleway - a Roman Road from Buxton to Whalley Bridge *
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a bit wiggly for a Roman Road but heading for the pass ahead and then a steep descent into Whalley Bridge except we veered off just before that town up another steep hill to a refreshment stop *
Permanent, Faslane,6 miles NW of Helensburgh, Scotland on A814:
Faslane Peace Camp sited close to Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base. Also 1st Saturday in every month noise demo, workshops, free cafe and kids space. Tel:01436 820901
For photos click here
Permanent for 'woodland maintenance workers', near Garelochhead, Scotland:
Peaton Glen Wood Peace Camp sited opposite Coulport Nuclear Weapons
Base For more info click here
Every Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 pm, Main Entrance at NSA/USAF Menwith
Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire: Peaceful
protests/witnesses against the proposed US 'Star Wars' systemThe
demonstration is focussed on the people who work at USAF Menwith Hill
- for example - we are protesting at the roles this base has ie in the
American Missile Defense System ("Star Wars"), the specifically the
continuing role re the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict, the policy of
'pre-emptive strikes', the ECHELON system We are also calling for Independence
FROM America. Please come and voice your concerns at the presence of
this American base on UK land.For more info click here
2nd weekend of every month: Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp clickhere or contact email@example.com
Every Wednesday, 4-6pm Brighton, Smash EDO,noise demo against the arms manufacturer for more information click here
3rd weekend of every month, North Yorkshire: Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp contact firstname.lastname@example.org
last weekend of every month, Cumbria: Sellafield Women's Peace Camp contact 0113 262 1534
First Mondays of every month 5-6pm Warton, on A584 7 miles west of Preston, Lancashire. Vigil and leafletting of workers at arms makers BAE Systems site contact Jan Harper 0151 2636578 email@example.com
'Skipton - East Lancashire Rail Action Parnership'
Protect Babies of the World
for more information on the Baby Milk Action campaign click here
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